Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Anne McKinnon wins the Raffle Quilt

Our lucky Anne McKinnon won the Raffle Quilt!  It was so fitting for Anne to win since she graciously offered the use of her home as the "quilting site" during the hand quilting of this beautiful quilt.  So good deeds do pay off...

Esther Graham wins Viewers' Choice

For the second show in a row Esther Graham won the Viewers' Choice award at our Quilted Treasures Show.  Esther's hand quilted and hand appliqued masterpiece is called Butterflies and Flowers.  It really shows off Esther's amazing talent.  Congratulations Esther.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Ladies doing lunch at the Quilt Show

What could be better than having afternoon tea with friends at a wonderful Quilt Show.

Quilt Show Day 1

The crisp cool weather certainly helped send people to our Quilt Show.  The turn out was really good.  The quilting displays, vendors' booths, members' boutique, and tea room were, as usual, fantastic and busy.  With all the great quilt submissions it will be hard to pick the Viewers' Choice...

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

President's Challenge

The participants' creations for Donna's triangle challenge were on display at the meeting.  They were so well done and creative.  Donna presented prizes to the winners.  All of the entries will be on display at our Quilt Show.  This is yet another reason why you must attend the show!!

Kelly DuMaresq - May Speaker

Kelly DuMaresq told us her story of how scrappy quilts have become her passion.  Her trunk show was filled with gorgeous quilts all made from her scrap collection.  She also gave us hints on ways to utilize and store our scrap material.

The hints I liked were:
  • Cut your scraps into 1 1/2", 2", 2 1/2", or 3 1/2"  strips or squares
  • Keep all extra 1/2 triangles
  • Check out for Bonnie Hunter info,  free patterns, etc
  • Use squares as leaders and enders.  This way you can sew your squares together as you  work on other projects.
Kelly's presentation was so inspiring....especially for someone who loves scrappy quilts!

It all started with Kelly's grandmother's quilt

This is my favorite

Show and Share May Meeting

Our quilters are gearing up for our Quilt Show at the end of the month.  This was evident by the Show and Share segment at out May meeting.  Here are some examples of their handiwork:

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Workshop line up for 2013 - 2014

Our Workshop Convenor - Karen Bright has been busy planning workshops for 2013-14. Here is a synopsis of workshops ready for sign up....


A new Block of the Month with Chrissy Altelaar and Donna Starr will be starting in October 2013.

The pattern is the Rabbit Factory's Simply Christmas. The cost is $70 for the 7 months plus $12 for the pattern. A picture and the supply list will be available at the May meeting and can be picked up when you sign up and pay. This will allow you the whole summer to prepare your supplies for the class.

These workshops will all be held on Wednesdays on the following dates: Oct. 23rd, Nov. 20th, Jan. 22nd, Feb. 19th, Mar. 19th, April 23rd and May 21st.

Last year's group had a wonderful time each month. This class will fill up fast so sign up soon.

OCTOBER 29TH and 30TH ROGER KERR - Foundation Piecing

Roger is a Certified instructor for Judy Niemeyer quilting and teaches Judy's innovative foundation piecing techniques. Roger will be teaching 2 classes The 2 days are Tuesday, October 29th and Wednesday, October 30th. So choose the best date for you and sign up!!! Non-members are welcome so talk a friend into coming with you!!. Costs are $35 for members and $40 for non-members

There are 5 patterns that you can choose from and Karen will have samples to show you at the Guild meeting. Once you have your pattern chosen, you can order it plus any notions and supplies from the following local quilt shops:

  • Appleseed Quilting - Sandra Falconer 
  • The Quilter`s Inn - Barb Leffering 
  • Sharron Coxon - Midland Ave. 
These shops are offering a discount to those with receipts showing they have paid for the class. The patterns are approximately $20 each.

Check out Roger online at Quilting from the Heart or his Facebook page Quilterguy

A Sample of Roger's work.

Leianne McCallum from Quilters Cupboard in Uxbridge will be teaching how to make the Lemoyne Star at this class. Karen hopes to have the supply list at the May meeting to hand out as you sign up. The cost of the class is $30 for member and $35 for non-member and there is a special ruler required which will be available at a discounted price. Karen will have more information about the ruler soon. 

Some of the other classes being arranged are:

Embroidery with Mary Anne RIchardson
Basic Machine Quiliting with Eleanor Pastic
Scraptures with Frances Emery

You can sign up for theses classes at the workshop table.

Stay tuned .... more classes are being arranged.  Next year will be very active..just like this year